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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Arthritis and Rheumatism
RA in hip and possible joint damage
It has been about one week since the flare of my RA start settling down and my left hip is still realy sore. When I walk my feet point outward. It never did that before. When I walk the top of my legs don`t rub together any more. I think my legs are turning out. Could these be sings of joint damage to my hip?
Hard to say, based on the information you gave me. There might be hip damage. It would be best to have your rheumatologist evaluate you by examining you.
Irving Kushner, MD
Professor Emeritus of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University